2009 Fellow Award

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Mark Rodriguez
Mark Rodriguez, a Principal Member of the Materials Characterization Department of Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was awarded the title of ICDD Fellow at the Annual Meeting of Members. Mark was honored for his efforts in XRD Education, namely the XRD Clinic, “Fundamentals of X-ray Powder Diffraction." Mark joined the Clinic faculty team back in 2000 and has significantly contributed to the course content in both quality and execution.

Mark possesses a unique ability to engage students by incorporating everyday items, such as candy, party whistles, cat toys, film clips, etc. into his lectures and workshops to illustrate diffraction concepts. The end result is a deeper understanding of complex concepts, along with a fun, memorable experience! As a tremendous asset to our teaching team, Mark interacts well with students and colleagues alike.

Mark often participates as an instructor and speaker at the Denver X-ray Conference. He currently serves on the Board of Directors as a Director-at-large.


Read more about the continually growing list of ICDD Fellows.